PlayStation 5 will be released on November 19, costs 399.99 and 499.99 euros

The PlayStation 5 is available for sale in the Netherlands and Belgium from November 19. Sony announced this tonight.

The console will be released in some countries on November 12, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. On November 19, the console will be released in the rest of the world, including the Netherlands and Belgium.

Two different models of the PlayStation 5 appear: one with a disk drive and one without a disk drive. Games can only be played digitally on the latter console. The model with a disk drive will cost 499.99 euros, the model without a disk drive will cost 399.99 euros. As far as is known, there are no further differences between the two models.

In terms of graphics memory, the PlayStation 5 has 16GB GGDR6 and a CPU of 3.5 GHz. The GPU runs on 10.28 TFLOPs with 36 compute units at 2.23 GHz. Importantly, the PlayStation 5 has variable clock speeds, allowing developers to use more power for other processes. Thanks to the SSD drive, the fast loading times are also an important part of the console: the PS5 can load 5.5 GB per second for raw data and 8 to 9 GB per second for compressed data.

In addition, the company emphasizes 3D Audio, which is possible thanks to the Tempest Engine. The Dual Sense controller also comes with innovations: improved haptic feedback lets players feel what weapons they are using or on what surface they are walking or driving. Games on the PlayStation 5 can – depending on what the developer chooses – be displayed in 4K and 60 frames per second or 8K and 30 frames per second.

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Georges St-Pierre filming for Marvel

Six years after playing the villainous Batroc in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Quebecer Georges St-Pierre returns to the Marvel universe.

The former UFC champion was indeed seen last Monday on the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a new series from Marvel Studios which will be broadcast on the Disney + platform.

On these photos which were published on the Just Jared site, we can also see the Canadian actress Emily VanCamp who will reprise the character of Sharon Carter that she has already played in the Captain America films.

Interrupted last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier recently resumed in Atlanta. The broadcast date for all six episodes of the series has not yet been announced.

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Mulan is apparently not unanimous on social media

After being repeatedly postponed due to the coronavirus health crisis, Mulan’s cinema rehab, Disney’s masterpiece has finally been released. Thus, 22 years after the release of the first part of the animated version, Mulan the film arrives on grand small screen, hosted by a mixed reaction on social networks.

Indeed, even if some obviously appreciate, many Internet users are currently calling for a boycott of this Disney adaptation via the hashtag #BoycottMulan.

Credit: Disney

Apart from the characters and the script, it is the content of the end credits that particularly attracted negative reactions. In question, the thanks given to the Chinese authorities, considered as oppressors working against human rights with regard to the Uyghur community.

End credits … frowned upon on social networks

Note that the filming of part of the film Mulan took place in Xinjiang, a region of China which is home to Uyghur Muslim “recovery” camps. This community is forced to stay there, faced with conditions contrary to the standards of human freedoms, on the pretext that they have committed offenses, such as wearing a beard or the practice of prayer.

In this context, last Monday, the novelist Jeanette Ng rebelled, in a tweet, against the end credits of the film Mulan. This part indeed includes a special thank you to the Publicity Department of the CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee.

Thanks were also given to a branch of Xinjiang Municipality, the Turpan Public Security Bureau, which the US government has reprimanded for numerous human rights violations.

Read also : This is why the Mushu dragon is not present in the live version of Mulan

The words of the lead actress are also subject to debate

Another thing, Chinese-American actress Yifei Liu, who plays Mulan in the film, openly declared last August, as protests raged in Hong Kong, to support local police against protesters.

Thus, last Friday, on the sidelines of the launch of the film on Disney +, Joshua Wong, activist and Hong Kong politician, recalled the position taken by the main actress of Mulan. Which did not fail to stir up reactions on social networks.

According to Wong, anyone who believes in human rights should boycott this film, joining the movement #BoycottMulan. For thousands of Internet users, supporting this film is like siding with the Chinese Communist Party.

We are waiting to see Disney’s reaction to this situation which is ultimately quite problematic for the image of the firm.

Read also : Mulan’s French release postponed




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Oops! Entire press briefing Xbox Series S leaks online

Maybe it’s all those holes in the front, but the Xbox Series S is as leaky as a basket. Earlier this week, its existence was already leaked, and now a whole press briefing is on the street!

Twitter user WalkingCat posted it online in four parts. This is a video that was probably intended to be shown to the press under embargo before the Xbox Series S would be unveiled this week. There is little new information in the videos, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer does talk extensively about the vision for the console. Normally, these types of briefings do not appear online as they are not intended for the general public.

You can watch the videos view here via WalkingCat’s Twitter account.

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will be released on November 10 for 300 and 500 euros respectively. Microsoft actually didn’t want to reveal this until next week, but the leakage of images and pricing information forced the company to take action faster.

Shortly after that leak, WalkingCat already posted a video online from the Xbox Series S. Looks like that video came from the above press briefing.

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It’s Remedy birthday and is giving away their very first game

Congratulations! Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment is 25 years old! And just like Sinterklaas, the company is celebrating its birthday by giving us free gifts.

It’s their very first game ever, 1996’s Death Rally Classic, in which players race and shoot top-down against their opponents. The game is now available for free download on Steam and remains free, according to Remedy. The game got a remake in 2012, but in this case it is the classic version. Oh well, it’s a bit old, but you wouldn’t say no to a free game, would you?

Remedy is now known for big games like Control, Alan Wake and Quantum Break.

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Disney film “Mulan” targeted by multiple boycott calls

Disney’s blockbuster “Mulan” is the subject of numerous boycott calls around the world when it is released on streaming platforms. In the credits, thanks to the Chinese authorities, accused of repressing the Uyghurs, go wrong.

The magic of Disney struggles to operate in the land of the Uyghurs. Disney’s film “Mulan”, which has just been released on the Disney + platform, is the subject of boycott calls aimed in particular at the filming of certain scenes in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, where Beijing accused of violating Uyghur rights.

The $ 200 million blockbuster, based on the legend of a Chinese warrior, was already the subject of controversy last year. Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei, who plays the title role, then expressed support for the Hong Kong police, accused by the pro-democracy camp of suppressing protests.

>> To see: Uyghurs, by force of the camps

But recently, a new controversy has emerged. Last week, when it was broadcast on the Disney + streaming platform, viewers noticed that, in the credits, Disney addressed “special thanks” to government authorities in the Xinjiang region, located in northwest China. .

#BoycottMulan

Among the latter is the public security office in Turpan, a city in eastern Xinjiang in which several Uyghur political re-education camps, according to associations for the defense of human rights.

The department in charge of the Chinese Communist Party in this region is also thanked.

Even before this new controversy, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Thai activists launched a movement on social networks with the hashtag #BoycottMulan.

Dubbed the “Milk Tea Alliance”, it is the result of a gathering of activists who denounce Beijing’s authoritarianism.

“Real Mulan”

This movement highlighted in particular the resemblance between actor Tzi Ma, who plays the role of Mulan’s father, with Chinese President Xi Jinping and called activist Agnes Chow “real Mulan” after her arrest in August.

Since the film was broadcast on Disney +, the phenomenon has grown, particularly in the United States and Europe.

On Twitter, Joshua Wong, who for international opinion embodies the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, called on “people everywhere who love freedoms” to boycott “Mulan”.

For its part, Amnesty International points out that this blockbuster was shot in a region of China where Uyghurs are interned in camps.

Rights groups, journalists and academics have denounced the internment of members of the Uyghur Muslim minority, as well as mass detentions and forced sterilizations.

Disney thanks the propaganda

For Isaac Stone Fish, of the Asia Society, a center specializing in US-China relations, this film is “arguably Disney’s most problematic film” since “Melody from the South.”

When it was released in 1946, the latter had aroused many criticisms which accused it of disseminating racist clichés and of painting in an idyllic light the slave plantations of the old South of the United States.

“Disney thanked four propaganda departments and a public security bureau in Xinjiang (…) which is the site of one of the worst human rights violations in the world today,” he said. he writes in the Washington Post.

Badiucao, a dissident Chinese artist who lives in Melbourne, made a drawing that represents Mulan as a guard at one of Xinjiang’s internment camps.

“This poses a real problem and there is no excuse,” he told AFP, stressing the existence of “evidence attesting to what is happening in Xinjiang”.

Baduicao accuses Disney of “double standards,” by joining movements against social injustice in the West, such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, while turning a blind eye to how China is violating rights.

Other problems

This new version of “Mulan”, released in cartoon in 1998, has known other disappointments. Its release on the big screen, scheduled for spring, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney has therefore decided to broadcast it exclusively from September 4 on its video on demand platform. It is due out in theaters around China this week, where Disney + is not available.

In August, Hollywood was accused in a report published by the Pen America organization of censoring itself to allow its films to reach the massive Chinese market.

Screenwriters, producers and directors practice alterations of all kinds, in the hope of reaching the 1.4 billion consumers in China, according to Pen America, an American association for the defense of freedom of expression. Asked by AFP, Disney has not yet responded to a request for comment.

With AFP

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Disney “Mulan”: What is the true story behind the live-action movie released via streaming?

In 1998, Disney released a new animated film with a female character as the main character. This time, it was not a princess, but a young woman named Fa Mulan who, in defense of his elderly father and against the rules of the Emperor of China, poses as a soldier to fight the invasion of the Huns.

This is how it reached the billboard around the world “Mulan”, Film by mickey mouse company which produced praise and questioning from those who saw in it a racial caricature and an attempt at cultural appropriation of the East. The production, however, had a sequel in 2005, as well as a merchandising that put the Chinese warrior on everyone’s lips.

It was not, of course, the first film adaptation, but it received enough attention that, 15 years later, Disney decide to bet on a version live-action whose premiere, which endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic, was carried out through Disney +, the platform of streaming from the entertainment giant.

But what is the origin of Mulan, this invader-proof loyal daughter who faces her fate in company, in the version of Disney, by a dragon named Mushu? What is the inspiration for the film that, today, stars Liu Yifei?

LA BALADA DE FA MU LAN

The story of Mulan goes back, according to researcher Lan Dong, author of “The legend and legacy of Mulanen China and the United States“to China from 386 to 581 AD, in the period corresponding to the Northern dynasties.

Its origin is a folk poem entitled “La balada de Fa Mu Lan” The “Ballad of Mulan”, Which tells the story of a girl who, in the absence of an older brother, decides to dress as a man to join the army and take the place of her aging father.

After spending years in service to your country from the military fronts, Mulan returns to China with presents for the emperor. And when she reunites with her family, in the middle of a banquet, she surprises her fellow soldiers by letting them see with her makeup that she is a woman.

Being a ballad with a classic structure, marked by the journey and the adventures that occur during it, history underwent modifications with the passage of time, although the essence of a Chinese warrior was maintained throughout several imperial dynasties in your home country.

DID MULAN EXIST IN REAL LIFE?

Although there is no historical evidence that there was a Mulan in real life, its existence cannot be completely ruled out either. Although it comes from an oral account, the name of the Chinese warrior made its way into the local stories of the 19th century that were published in “The Gazettes of Grand Quing”, where outstanding people and semi-historical documents were documented.

Likewise, in the epic poem of little more than 300 words, no information about the native land of Mulan, but it refers to specific places like Yan Mountain or the Yellow River. Even, apart from the gazettes, there are in various places inscriptions with his name on tablets, tombs, among other spaces dedicated to his name.

The ballad, however, doesn’t say much about the appearance of Mulanexcept that he wears women’s clothes, has his hair arranged and uses makeup when he returns home. Enough details so that, over the years, inspired cartoonists sought to give it a possible face, at the same time that English translations of the epic poem appeared in the 19th century.

Before coming to the movies, Mulan’s story had already undergone numerous transformations. In that sense, the version directed by Niki Caro it only confirms the validity of a classic.

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Buy a gold PS5 from tomorrow for EUR 8900

Do you want to buy a PS5 in advance? Which can! Tomorrow several hundred gold variants will go on sale for around 8,800 euros.

A gold PlayStation 5 will go on sale from tomorrow. The console costs around 8,000 to 9,000 euros.

The gold PlayStation 5 is made by Truly Exquisite, which sells multiple gold versions of products such as smartphones and shoes. The console is made of 24 karat gold and costs about 8,800 euros for the All-Digital version and around 8,900 euros for the disc version. This includes two gold DualSense controllers and a gold 3D Pulse headset.

In addition to the gold version, Truly Exquisite comes with ‘Rose Gold’ and platinum version of the Playstation 5. The latter version is the most expensive version of the PS5 at about 9100 euros.

All versions can be ordered from tomorrow at 4 p.m. on the official website. 250 pieces are available of each model.

A price and release date for the regular PlayStation 5 have not yet been announced.

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“Mulan” will be shown free on Disney + from this date | Peru | Premiere | Latin America

Mulan”Premiered on September 4 in some countries of the world. After being postponed in theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney came to the conclusion that the best alternative for its expected premiere would be its platform streaming with an additional price … which has generated criticism.

Since last Friday, users of Disney+ they can access the film by paying an extra amount. In the United States, the figure was set at $ 29.99, Meanwhile in Europe, stood at 21.99 euros. Since then, the entertainment giant has come under fire for charge additionally to your current subscribers of the service.

This additional payment method has been called “Acceso Premium“, Whose benefit is to be able to see”Mulan” in streaming as many times as you want or even download it as long as you keep your subscription to the digital content window of Disney. If you have patience, you can also see it “for free” or just being a subscriber.

WHEN AND WHERE TO SEE “MULÁN” FOR FREE?

Ante la controversy over the “virtual entrance” in other countries, the digital platform announced that he live-action will be part of your free content from the December 4th. That is, you can see completely free and online for all users, without the need to make extra payments.

The arrival of Disney + to Latin America is scheduled for next November 17 and, therefore, users will be able to access all the content offered in the service streaming. At the moment, it has not been confirmed that Mulan“Can be seen for free in Peru since that date, but it has been confirmed that it will be available for United States and Spain.

At the national level and elsewhere, cinemas are still closed and platforms on-demand they have become a key piece for the launch of films. In this way, the long-awaited Disney+ will land at a key moment for our country, which continues to be affected by the health crisis due to the new coronavirus.

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Bizarre! Doom runs on a pregnancy test

Congratulations, you are pregnant! From a demon from hell! Oh no, you’re just playing Doom, but on a pregnancy test …

It’s a bizarre achievement: American programmer Foone Turing has made the classic game Doom playable on a pregnancy test. Turing shares his success via Twitter.

The California man began sharing videos of Doom and Skyrim videos on the small screen of a pregnancy test. His followers soon asked if Doom could also be made playable.

Ultimately, Turing succeeded and can play the game on the monochrome screen. He still needs a keyboard to control, but it is still a great achievement.

Do you want to see the result? Look here on his Twitter account!

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